Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hippo Tours

DH was working half day yesterday (Saturday) and is working again today. However, he knew that I've been going through a rough patch with some personal problems lately so when I asked him if we could go out yesterday evening to bring Osh Osh somewhere nice, he agreed without any hesitation. :)

We decided to take the Hippo Tour which is a boat ride down the Singapore River. We took the train to get there and arrived just in time to buy the tickets for the 8pm ride. The whole boat tour lasted half an hour. There was a very nice gentle night breeze and it was very relaxing. The only downside was that the tour guide's microphone was a bit too loud so I had a sight headache after it ended.

Osh Osh had no complaints! He was so happy! On the way home, he kept kissing me and was just smiling and laughing all the way. Nice to see him so happy. I'm also grateful to DH that he took the time and effort to spend the evening with us even though he was really tired after work and had to wake up early this morning to go to work again.

Here's some of the scenery shots taken.

This is the Hippo Tours sticker which was our ticket to get on board the boat.

The Fullerton Hotel in all its glory.

The Singapore Flyer (it's like the London Eye and you sit in one of its capsules which turns around a full circle for half an hour which gives you a bird's eye view of Singapore).

The Esplanade (Singapore's concert hall).

The Merlion (one of the icons of Singapore - half lion, half fish)

One of the shopping malls near the jetty, all lit up with decorations for the coming mooncake festival.

All in all, it was a memorable evening and Osh Osh went to bed with a smile on his face.

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